$42,210
Avg. Salary
$15.76
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,004

Bonus

$1,250

Profit Sharing

$1,200

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Patient Advocate is $15.76 per hour.

The average pay for a Patient Advocate is $42,210 per year.

$12.02
10%
$15.76
50%
$22.79
90%
MEDIAN $15.76
$31k
10%
$42k
50%
$66k
90%
MEDIAN $42,210
$31,077 - $66,378
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$42K
$66K
MEDIAN: $42,210
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50%
90%

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$12.02 - $22.79
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$0$66K
Salary $31,077 - $66,378
Bonus $148 - $4,108
Profit Sharing $1,250
Commission $1,200
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,158 - $55,855
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 370
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $12.02 - $22.79
Overtime $15.51 - $33.48
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $148 - $4,108
Commission $1,200
Profit Sharing $1,250
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$26,158 - $55,855
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 835

Job Description for Patient Advocate

Patient advocates assist patients being treated at a medical facility, and they help answer any questions or concerns the patients may have regarding their care and the health care system. The patient advocate acts as a liaison, facilitating communication between the patient and medical professional during the patient's stay in the health care facility. The advocate's duties vary depending on their employer, but they generally include interacting with newly admitted patients, documenting and investigating patient complaints and issues, following up with patients, and performing analysis on the overall quality of care at their institution.

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Patient Advocate Tasks
  • Serve as intermediary between health care organization and patients, and patients' relatives in resolving patient care problems.
  • Prepare incident reports for potential legal issues.
  • Describe and interpret health care procedures and policies to patients.
  • Convey questions, complaints, problems, and concerns of patients to proper personnel.
  • Resolve patients' complaints and grievances.

Popular Employer Salaries for Patient Advocate


For Patient Advocates, comfortable salaries can be found at Conifer Health Solutions; in fact, median earnings sit around $33K, the highest in the area.

Patient Advocate Job Listings

Popular Skills for Patient Advocate


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Case Management, Problem Solving, and Conflict Resolution are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 48 percent, 21 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Those listing Scheduling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Bilingual and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Bilingual.

Pay by Experience Level for Patient Advocate

Pay by Experience for a Patient Advocate has a positive trend. An entry-level Patient Advocate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 409 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Patient Advocate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 183 salaries. An experienced Patient Advocate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 150 salaries. A Patient Advocate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 41 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

39%

9%

National Average: $36,025

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Patient Advocates, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Patient Advocates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+41 percent), Minneapolis (+27 percent), Indianapolis (+20 percent), and Denver (+17 percent). St. Louis is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Detroit and Orlando (12 percent less).

Patient Advocate Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Patient Advocate?

Patient Advocate in Winston-Salem:
Pros: Close proximity to everything.
Cons: Field and opportunities are narrow unless you are in either healthcare or technology.

Patient Advocate in New Hartford:
Pros: The clients.
Cons: The disrespect and unprofessionalism.

Patient Advocate in Lancaster:
"Not worth the pay."
Pros: Assisting the patients, being able to solve their issues or concerns. I like that I am! Involved.
Cons: Not worth the pay. Do way more than the other patient advocate. Feel stressed all the time. I fee! Taken advantage of and used.

Patient Advocate in Lafayette:
Pros: Flexible Hours. Being a Patient Advocate.
Cons: No health insurance. No Retirement.

Patient Advocate in baltimore md:
"Helping Patients Get Their Quality Of Life Back."
Pros: Working with our patients as a liaison between the medical staff and patients.
Cons: Frustration with not enough pay.

Patient Advocate in Rochester:
"I'm The Go-To Person For Our Patients."
Pros: I love educating our patients on good nutrition information. I also love working with kids.
Cons: Nothing

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Key Stats for Patient Advocate

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Patient Advocate Salaries

▲12%

▲9%

▲5%

National Average
$36,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Patient Advocate Salaries

Case Management
▲46%

Problem Solving
▲19%

Conflict Resolution
▲14%

Sales
▲11%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲8%

Customer Relations
▲7%

Medical Terminology
▲6%

Patient Counseling
▲4%

National Average
$36,000


▼5%


Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare
▼8%

Microsoft Office
▼10%

Bilingual
▼13%

Scheduling
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 18%